Rufus Hummingbird and Mountain Hemlock (top)
by Stephen Lyman
The Wildflower Suite was a new approach to portraying wilderness for
Stephen Lyman. It was four, close-up views that allowed us to appreciate
the intricacy of tiny things we might otherwise miss. Lyman chose four
very different plants and then added a creature of some sort to each. “These are all scenes that are way out in the wilds discovered while I was off the trail resting,” said the artist. “I had the feeling that nobody had ever seen them before and that nobody ever would again. They are little jewels of discovery out of my wilderness treks.”
There is a Rufous hummingbird on the branch of a mountain hemlock tree with purple cones which are only about an inch long, even when mature. In another scene, a grasshopper climbs a tiger lily. Lyman continues to balance the showy with the unassuming in the third image by pairing a swallowtail butterfly with delicate pink mountain heather. Finally, there’s a ladybug beneath the flowers appropriately named shooting stars. “They explode with fireworks of blossoms at the top of the plant,” Lyman noted. Let the Wildflower Suite light up a corner in your home or work life with their up-close wilderness views.
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
edition not to exceed 100 signed by
Andrea Lyman and numbered.
12"w x 5 1/4"h.
Shooting Stars and Ladybug (right)
4 3/8"w x 13 1/4"h.
Swallowtail Butterfly and Pink Mountain Heather (bottom left)
9 1/2"w x 9 1/2"h.
Tiger Lilies and Grasshopper (bottom center)
7 1/4"w x 8 1/2"h.
All above mounted on Ampersand hardboard.
End of the Ridge
by Stephen Lyman
Artist Stephen Lyman was inspired by wildlife and wilderness and nowhere more than in his beloved Yosemite Park. There, he could climb the highest point of a crest at 11,860 feet and feel seated on a throne in a place where the universe seemed upside down, as though gravity were irrelevant and the sky around him became an ocean. No wonder Lyman’s muse, naturalist and conservationist John Muir, said that from these heights in Yosemite he loved nothing more than to dip his head into the sky.
“On an off-trail backpacking trip, after a steep, strenuous climb up what I thought was the side of the mountain, the rock suddenly dropped away into space and I realized I was on a ridge,” said artist Stephen Lyman. “That experience was the inspiration for this painting. The mountain goats are surveying the expanse of a clearing storm from the ‘end of the ridge.’”
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée
limited to 100 and numbered.
34"w x 20"h.